QUAD QC Twenty Four PreAmp. Tubed and Simplicity with Sonics Galore
Now at True Audiophile
We are always looking for the best value at every price level. We were honestly stunned by this preamp. Real tube body and beauty at a stunningly low price. -- TA
As you say above this is a superb preamp. It is loaded with NOS Military 6111WA miniature tubes for the glorious depth and body of tubes without any of the hassle. Want to tube roll? Forget it. No need. These tubes are soldered into the board.
We said it. They are soldered into the board. Which means if you want to change them you'll have to have new ones soldered in....which will be a couple generations from now because they last appx 2 lifetimes. This was the perfected science of valves just as transistors came along. Everything valve designers knew went into these tubes. All the glory. None of the hassle.
Quad with its storied history of valves knew what they were doing. You need to own one.
For the QC Twenty Four pre amp, our designer scoured the globe for the very finest components, with possibly the best example of this being the new 'old stock' 6111WA double triode.
With transformers designed by one of the world's leading authorities and relay input switching the musical signal is preserved in its purest form - pursuant to the philosophy of the theoretical perfect amplifier which Peter Walker himself stated is, 'a straight wire with gain'. The QC Twenty Four has 2 main outputs, 2 Tape Play and Record connections and inputs for CD, Tuner, Aux 1, Aux 2 and an optional Phono port.
|Valve Complement||1x 6111 twin triode|
|THD @ 1V RMS||<0.2%|
|Frequency Response||5Hz - 50kHz (+0dB/-0.5dB)|
|Hum and Noise||Better than -80dB|
|Line Stage Gain||15dB|
|Recommended Minimum Load||50 k Ohms|
|Inputs||5 x Line level
2 x Buffered tape loops
|Power Consumption||15VA maximum|